Xbox One is getting a “Do not disturb” option soon. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

According to some users who have access to the Xbox Insider beta, Microsoft is rolling out a new feature to the Xbox One soon. This feature is called “Do not disturb” and it is designed to prevent all notifications to pop up on the user’s screen.

Eurogamer learned on Tuesday that Microsoft has started rolling out the “Do not disturb” option to users signed on to the Xbox Insider beta. It isn’t clear as to when exactly will the general Xbox One users gain access to this feature, but its beta rollout is a sign that it is due for public release in the very near future.

Like what its name suggests, the “Do not disturb” option is the feature that users should enable if they want to suppress any notifications from showing up on their screens. Their online status would also read “Do not disturb,” so other users would know when their friends shouldn’t be bothered during their play time.

It’s important to note that the “Do not disturb” option does not disconnect a user from the online service. They will remain connected online. However, they won’t be receiving friend messages, party invites and other kinds of notifications when this feature is turned on.

It seems Microsoft is working on other things for the Xbox community as well. For example, the company is adding a few extra features to the Guide menu. There’s also mention of a new option that will allow users to set their console to automatically shut down after a specified period of time. Users may set the new Power mode to take effect after two, three, four, five and six hours of inactivity.

“We’re tweaking the community feed to make it easier to view comments. You’ll soon be able to see a peek of the most recent comment on community posts while viewing the activity in full screen. Comments are also being rearranged to place those that are most recent at the top. You’ll also be able to see who has liked your comments,” Xbox Insider team leader Bradley noted in a blog post.

Finally, Microsoft’s Xbox team will soon roll out a feature that would schedule themes based on the time of the day. Hence, the system will be capable of switching between light and dark themes based on time.